Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world.
The Work Planning & Control Specialist will be the primary interface between personnel requesting work and personnel performing the work. Through the effective, efficient, and timely management of relevant workflow processes and communications, you will organize and assess maintenance and construction activities, ensure appropriate work controls are established and apply professional, established standards. You are responsible for ensuring that work packages are developed to support effective, efficient, and compliant execution of work orders consistent with established work practices. You will focus on the Electrical area but may plan for other Crafts as needed. You will provide resolutions to a diverse range of complex technical problems where analysis and evaluation of identifiable factors are required. You will exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. You will independently determine and develop approaches to solutions.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Broadly apply principles and technical concepts to identify, link, and meet customer and project requirements and Facility infrastructure maintenance needs.
Identify, define and plan for appropriate lead craft needed for task/project based on customer requirements.
Lead the planning of work tasks that may involve extensive and complex preparations for streamlined and safe execution of work.
Independently manage plans/projects for the Work Planning and Control Group. Interface with LBNL personnel, contractors, and/or vendors to fulfill customer requirements.
Develop a complete work package, including:
Participate in planning and prioritizing work activities.
Identify hazards involved in the work being planned, and ensure that work controls are in place before work is approved.
Conduct walk-through assessments related to identifying and understanding the project, schedules, hazards, resources needed, sequence of operations, constraints, etc.
Ensure that work packages are complete, reviewing with maintenance management as appropriate.
Use MAXIMO and/or other proprietary maintenance management programs. Seek feedback to improve processes, procedures, and protocols.
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Business Management or other related degrees; or 6+ years work experience with maintenance estimating, planning, and scheduling in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
Experience and hands-on knowledge with the ability to effectively create a valid activity plan.
Experience in making decisions based on stated organizational goals and objectives. Ability to analyze and solve complex problems meeting a management goal.
Experience in applying planning principles to the design and planning of tasks or projects.
Experience in developing and evaluating procedures, analyzing work requirements, and developing effective and collaborative solutions applying advanced technological skills and knowledge.
Experience and knowledge to generate time-based plans. Ability to write or interpret specifications of equipment and customer requirements.
Proven leadership and demonstrated experience in collaborating with a diverse team, and coordinating assignments as needed.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, goals, and objectives.
Demonstrated success in the implementation of work plans, strategies, and directives in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Strong communication, writing, and document development skills.
Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution, and customer service skills.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of expertise, diversity, and experience.
Broad knowledge of best business practices and industry and regulatory standards (federal, state, and local).
General knowledge of building systems, i.e., mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, life safety, construction, etc.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Business Management or other related degrees; or 9+ years work experience with maintenance estimating, planning and scheduling in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
Experience with a maintenance management system such as MAXIMO or other systems.
Supply chain knowledge such as APICS or other.
This is a full time, 1 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.
Internal Number: 93047
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.